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Committee of management will meet monthly on the third Thursday of each month.
 
B
LEAGUE COMPETITIONS.
 
1
    The Pairs, Triples, Fours & Senior Citizens Fours Competitions for men. The Pairs , Triples & Fours Competitions for Ladies and the Mixed Fours Competitions will be run on the League Principle.
 
2
    All players taking part in these Competitions must be Ordinary Club Members except in the case of the Men’s Senior Citizens Fours who must be 60 years of age and over.
 
3

The morning pairs league can be contested by any ordinary male member.

Morning pairs minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 players

Gents Fours minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 players

Senior Fours minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 players

Triples minimum of 4 and maximum of 5 players

No registered player will be regarded as a substitute.

 
4
All games must be played on or before the date specified on the Official Timetable and the contesting teams will be responsible for the Rink Fees.

Any team knowing beforehand that they will be unable to play on the specified date must notify the Secretary and their opponents prior to the date of the Game.

Any team unable to play will be held responsible for the entire Rink Fees except in September when due to the indoor & outdoor clashing any game can be mutually agreed to play after the date as long as it is played before the end of September.

Any game postponed due to illness bereavement must be authorised by ties committee.

A period of grace (15 minutes) will be allowed for a team delayed. If a team is not in the rink ready to play after this period has elapsed their opponents shall be awarded two points and eight shots.

 
5
    The method of scoring will be two points for a win and one point for a draw.
 
6
    Trial ends will not be allowed at any stage of the Competition.
 
7
    Time will be decided by the Clock at the Reception Desk.
 
8
All leagues games will be played on time, Play-offs will be 17 ends in Fours League Competition and 15 ends in Pairs, Triples and Senior Citizen League. The Finals shall be as S.I.B.A book 21 ends in the Pairs and Fours 18 ends in the Triples and 17 ends in the Senior Fours. And must be complete teams

Rules for play offs

Morning Pairs
The top two will qualify for play-offs if there is a tie for second place all teams with same points qualify also i.e winner 20 points 2nd, 3rd  & 4th 18 pts then all four will qualify.                                        

Substitute will come from next team in order of how the league finished.

Gents Triples
Top two only qualify for play-offs if there is teams joint in points then head to head will decide who goes through along with winner of league. Only way 3 will go through to play offs if head to head was drawn.

Only one substitute is allowed

Sub will play in lead position

                                                                                                  
Substitute will come from next team in order of how the league finished.

 

Gents Fours
The top two will qualify for play-offs if there is a tie for second place all teams with same points qualify also i.e winner 20 points 2nd, 3rd  & 4th 18 pts then all four will qualify.                                        

Substitute will come from next team in order of how the league finished.

One sub (substitute will play in second position)

Two subs (will play in lead and second positions)


Senior Fours
Top two will go through to play-offs.if there is a tie for second then shots difference will decide who qualifies for play-offs but only two qualify if there is a tie in shots then head to head will decide if still tied then an 11 end play off will be played to determine qualification( there will be no cost for the game)  
         
If any qualifying team drops out of the play-offs, then the nextteam in order of how league ends will go through to play-offs. 
                                                       
Substitute will come from next team in order of how the league finished.

At all stages of the play-offs players must be dressed in S.I.B.A regulation dress.

A bell will ring five minutes prior to the end of each session and no new end can be started after the bell.

An end will be deemed to have started if the mat has been laid and the jack properly delivered from the leading players hand.

Should the jack be delivered out of bounds the end must be completed.

Should the jack be burnt during the course of the last end, the end will not be replayed.

 
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Players can register in more than one team, but must notify the Secretary what team he will

represent in play-offs prior to the start of the Play-offs.

 
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Substitutes ( Gents Competitions)

(a)
No more than one substitute is permitted in any team in one game except in the fours league .
 
(b)
A substitute must play as second player in Fours Competition unless there is two substitutes then they shall play lead and second and as lead in the Pairs and Triples Competition, if there is only two registered players in a fours team they can play one sub and that sub must lead and the team shall lose 25% of there score.
 
(c)
Subject to paragraph (a)here of there is no limit to the number of substitutes a team can utilise in fours Competition during the season but the same person can only sub three times in any one session.
 

Substitutes in Pairs & Triples Competition can only play twice per session for the same team.

Substitutes will be permitted in any stage of the play-offs and games will be played against complete teams the Substitute must come from the next team in order that the league finished.

Same rule for Nationals substitute, will come from runners up from any position.

(d)
In Mixed Fours , two substitutes are allowed in any league game and can play in any position other than skip.
 
(e)

Scorecards must be completed legibly and accurately with the names of all players and

When a substitute is used this must be clearly indicated. When a team forfeits a game this Should be clearly marked on the scorecard and returned to the office.

(f)

Any team violating the Substitute Rules shall forfeit any points won in the game in

Which the violation took place and the points forfeited shall be awarded to their opponents.

 
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Knockout Competitions

Teams must be entered on the official entry sheet. Players who participate in the first Tie will constitute the official team entry.

 
(a)

In Pairs, Triples and Fours Competitions the team winning the first end will determine the winners in the event of equality of shots at the expiry of the time allocated to the tie, the finals shall be 21 ends in the Pairs and Fours and 18 ends in the Triples

In Singles Competitions a similar arrangement will apply this will determine the winner if a 21 shot is not reached within the time allocated and the players are equal in shots except for the Semi finals and Final when time will not count.

 
(b)
Ties not subject to time limit normal procedure will apply, an extra end being played in the event of shots equality after the specified number of ends have been played
 
(c)
In any round of Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Mixed Triples Triples and Fours Competition only one substitute will be allowed and that substitute will become a regular member of the team. Recall of an original member of the team will only be allowed if the substitution was due to immediate family bereavement or certified illness, then the original player may play in subsequent rounds, and must continue throughout the remainder of the competition .substitutes must be members who have not participated in the competition.
 
(d)
Dates and times will be allocated by the Competitions Committee and will be indicated on the competition sheets on the notice boards, ties can be played on or before the allocated date if there is a rink available.
 
(e)

From the semi finals stage all players must be in SIBA regulation dress code.

 
(f)

Games can be played after the date if members concerned are representing the club (bereavement or illness)or have permission from Secretary/match & ties convenor, these games must be played within 14 days of the original date otherwise the game will be awarded to their opponents. 

 
(f)
Where a game is played before or after the specified date the score card must be returned to the reception clearly marked with the competitors name and competition on it.
 
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Substitutes ( Ladies competitions )
 
(a)
No more than one substitute is permitted in any team in any game except in the fours.
 

 

Visitors
 
 

Each member will have the privilege of bringing friends as visitors with him or her to the club but members must not abuse this privilege.

Each visitors name and address must be entered in the visitors book and the entry must be signed by the member.

 
 
Bookings
 

The Committee shall reserve rinks for all Competitions, Matches and special occasions.

Private Bookings : Applications will be accepted from members for private bookings at any time for any rink available in the six weeks subsequent to the date of application and rink fees shall be payable on acceptance of the bookings. Bookings can only be transferred to another Club member.

No cancellations will be accepted and no rink fees will be refunded.

 
 
Block Bookings
 

Applications will be accepted from the organiser or Secretary of a club or group for Block Bookings.

Applications lodged prior to 1st September for the succeeding winter season will receive priority, rink fees shall be paid at the session booked. At least six weeks notice of cancellation must be given in writing to the club Secretary otherwise the person booking will be liable for all Rink Fees of the rinks booked.

 
 
Dress Code
 
 

From September 2011 Dress Jeans will be permitted on the green.

 
 
Summer Openning
 
 

The premises shall be open during the summer months at discretion of the Committee and private bookings may be made in advance otherwise rinks will be let on the principle of first come first served.

 
 
Holidays
 

The premises shall be closed as arranged by the committee.

General

Members should at all times observe any additional rules, regulations or information on the club notice board

Green sessions

Monday and Thursday only
9.00am – 10.30am

Monday to Friday only
10.30am – 12.30pm
Afternoons Monday to Friday
12.30pm – 2.30pm
2.30pm – 4.30pm
4.30pm – 6.30pm
Evenings Monday to Friday
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday – 5 sessions of 2 hours
9.00am – 8.00pm
Sunday 4 sessions of 2 hours
12.00noon – 8.00pm

Bowling Etiquette

1
Bowls should not be dropped on the green.
 
2
Do not stand on the edge or run on the green.
 
3
Bowls should not be kicked in until the shot has been decided
 
4
After delivering a bowl a player should either retire behind the mat or advance to the head. He should not take up position in between
 
5
Don’t delay the game
 
6
Don’t wander around or move about the head when a player is about to deliver a bowl.
 
7
In a fours or triples game the second shall keep the score in a pairs game the skip keeps the score.
8
Bowling is a friendly game and all players should show courtesy and good sportsmanship.
9
All bowlers should know the rules as accepted by the Scottish indoor bowling.